Pusser's Rum

Pusser’s Rum

In the British Navy all of a vessel’s stores are purchased and managed by the Purser (or Pusser). In this way anything that comes from those stores is described as the Pusser’s.

Rum was one of the items required on board, sailors were given a tot of rum (which could be anything up to a pint of the spirit) each day. This grand tradition started in the 17th century, and was only phased out in the 1970s.